The sealment of the composition allows a lack of oxygen getting to the bacteria in the garbage. According to Livescience “Because of the lack of oxygen, bacteria in the waste produce methane gas.” (www.livescience.com) .This lack makes a methane gas. Methane gas is a toxic chemical that is harmful for the workers and the environment. In addition to the production of Methane gas, there are more reasons landfills are dangerous. The bottom layer helps prevent the leakage but doesn 't always work.
By incineration , some environment friendly hazardous organic substances in the e-waste are converted into less hazardous substances. Besides all, it is a problematic process because they are very dangerous to the living beings. The incinerators contribute to the emission of cadmium and mercury, which are detrimental to human health. Incinerators causes instability in the ecosystem; the overwhelming metals are transformed to slag and fumes deposits which can return to the environment again.Unlike incineration , recycling of e-waste reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the manufacture of new products. Recycling does not emit any kind of toxic fumes and gases that are dangerous to environment because of safe recycling of obsolete gadgets advances sound administration of toxic chemicals, for example, lead and
Pollution is the process of making land, water, air or other parts of the environment dirty and unsafe or unsuitable to use. This can be done through the introduction of a contaminant into a natural environment, but the contaminant doesn’t need to be tangible. Things as simple as light, sound and temperature can be considered pollutants when introduced artificially into an environment. Look at any ecosystem and there could be multiple forms of contamination-streams full of toxic chemicals from industrial processes, rivers overloaded with nutrients from farms, trash blowing away from landfills, city skies coverd in smog. Even landscapes that appear pristine can experience the effects of pollution sources located hundreds or thousands of miles away.
Plastic Waste Disposal: Plastic waste disposal is a major problem as it was held in Indian Asthama Care Society and Anr. Vs. State of Rajasthan: - • Plastic is a harmful to the environement since the prodcution stage. The chemicals used to manufacture it are a threat to the all living things on the planet. Once it is manufactured the harm is permanent. Since plastic does not undergo bacterial degradation, land filling plastic would be useless instead it will poison the soild and ground water.
Mercury has a toxic affect on both human and environmental health. A small amount now exists in every household light-bulb (the new energy efficient CFLs), if these light-bulbs are crushed as part of the waste transfer process the elemental form of mercury is easily transferred into local environments. Once in landfill and combined with organics, anaerobic breakdown takes place leading to the production of highly toxic
People often believe that the most hazardous way one can be affected by plastic is if they manufacture it. However, people are not only exposed to the harms of plastic during its manufacturing, they also get affected by plastic packaging, as sometimes the components of plastic migrate from the plastic itself to the food. Plastic can also hide in items like toothbrushes, purses, or even receipts . Another fatal substance, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a synthetic thermoplastic material, is known to cause cancer, impair reproduction, and cause birth defects. While plastic does an outstanding job of providing patients in hospitals a safe environment and a quick recovery, it may also be the source of their illness.
Fossil fuels are the conventional sources of energy, used in everyday life for carrying out all necessary activities. These fossil fuels are non-renewable and are depleting at an unprecedented rate. We can see that the products obtained from fossil fuels are essential in our daily life, so we should take steps to minimize the use of fuels and conserve them for future use. There are several ways to conserve fuels. Some fuel conservation methods would require us to bring changes in our lifestyle, but they will definitely be good for us.
To illustrate, air pollution is a jumble of solid elements and gases in the air, it caused by car emissions, chemicals from factories, dust, pollen, and mold bacteria. However, ozone and gas is a major part of air contamination in cities. All of these materials affect the nature in several way and lead to problems for the plants and trees. During the burning of fossil fuels, harmful gases like nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides are liberated into the atmosphere. When it rains, the water droplets integrate with these air pollutants, so it becomes acidic and then drops on the ground in the shape of acid rain ("Environmental pollution," n.d.).
WASTE MANAGEMENT What is ‘waste’? Waste can be described as anything from human and animal waste to what we think of as garbage, junk, trash, unwanted, and unused material. Human and animal waste can come off as somewhat uncontrollable, though there are ways to manage this. However, garage and other things we simple throw away can be controlled with the right information, instead of just tossing it into the dumpster. Millions of people all over the globe don’t realize the impact they are causing on the Earth because they simply don’t see it.
They are running out of space. Even the city’s garbage drums are home to people who eat, sleep and live surrounded by rotting trash with so many residents, the city’s resources are trained to the limit. Large parts of Manila 11 million resident lacks of clean drinking water, work, and access to healthcare and education. The